Unit 3 Travel journal
Period 1&2 Warming up and Reading Unit 3 Travel journal
Warming up—I (2m) In the National Day and Labor Day, many people including you may prefer to go traveling for a break. 1. Why do people like traveling ? 2. If you are going traveling, where are you going? 3. How are you going?
Warming up –II (2m) Do you know the following places, have you ever traveled to them?
Tiananmen Square The Great Wall Forbidden City The Heaven Temple
Arc de Triomphe Eiffel Tower Louvre Museum
The North Pole The South Pole Under the sea
The Moon The Earth
Warming up—III(2m) What do you have to consider before you decide which means oftransportationyou will use? means of transportation by motor by bike on foot
by bus by jeep at the bus stop by train by car
by ship/boat/sea by plane/ air at the port/ harbor at the airport by spaceship
What do you have to consider before you decide which means of transportation you will use? Warming up—IV(1m) Cost(花费) Safety(安全) Comfort (舒适) Quickness Convenience (方便)
Warming up—V (3m) According to the following chart, in pairs ,discuss the fares and decide where to go.
While you are discussing with your partner , ask each other the following questions: When are you leaving? Where are you going? How are you going to…? How long are you staying in…? When are you arriving in/at…? When are you coming back?
Pre-reading—I (2m): Discuss in groups of four and join the great rivers and their locations in the world in the following form.
Pre-reading—II (2m) travel along a river Brain storming to irrigate their fields …… How do people who live along a river use it? to make electricity go swimming
Pre-reading—III(3m) Have you ever travelled along a river? If you have a chance to travel along a river with your friends, what should you prepare? the basic equipment: good shoes, clothes, and a backpack activities to do Don’t hike alone. Tell someone where you are going. Bring water and a good map.
The usage of the equipment Watch out for dangers, such as spiders, snakes or poisonous plants. Wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun. Bring a cell phone if you have one.
reading Journey down the Mekong
SKimming Reading—I (1m) Who are Wang Kun and Wang Wei? What was their dream? Who are Dao Wei and Yu Hang?
1.Who are Wang Kun and Wang Wei? They are brother and sister, and both are college students.
2. What was their dream? Their dream was to take a great bike trip.
3.Who are Dao Wei and Yu Hang? They are Wang Kun’s cousins who are at a college in Kunming.
Scan the passage and then list the countries that the Mekong River flows through. Reading –II (3m) China Laos Burma Thailand Cambodia Vietnam
Read and answer the following questions: Reading –III (4m) Where is the source of the Mekong River and which sea does it enter? What can you see when you travel along the Mekong? Is it a difficult journey to cycle along the Mekong? Why?
1.The source of the river is in Qinghai province and it enters the South China sea. 2.You can see glacier, rapids ,hills, valleys, waterfalls and plains. 3.Yes. The journey begins at an altitude of more than 5,000metres, where it is hard to breathe and very cold.
Read again and get the main idea of each paragraph and tell the reason: Reading –IV (4m) (Students have to tell the reason why they summarize the main idea like that.) Para.1 Wang Kun and Wang Wei’ dream. Para.2 Wang Wei is stubborn. Para.3 Preparing for their trip.
Reading—V (5m) Work in pairs and fill in the following form: 1. they must start in Qinghai where the river begins /see all of the Mekong. 2. that they don’t need to prepare much. 1. taking this trip is a dream to come true. 2. that they will enjoy this trip a lot. 3. they should see a lot of the Mekong. 4. that most of the Mekong will be found in Southeast Asia. 1. it is too cold and high to start in Qinghai. 2. that using an atlas is very important.
Discussing the text in details Reading—VI (3m)
Taking a great bike trip. the source expensive bikes the atlas
an altitude of more than 5000 meters glacier deep valleys Southeast Asia the South China Sea
What’s the main idea of the text? Reading– VII (3m) Discussion: In groups of four , summarize the main idea passage and tell why. (Students can have their own opinions.) The passage tells us a main idea that no success in life merely happens by describing my sister’s and my dream---taking a bike trip and preparations for the trip.
Reading—VIII (2m) Do you know some proverbs about it? What can we learn from the text?
Life is just a series of trying to make your mind. 生活是由一系列下决心的努力所构成的。 Hitch your wagon to a star. 树雄心，立大志。 Success belongs to the persevering. 胜利属于有毅力者。 No success in life merely happens. 人生中没有什么成功是纯粹偶然得来的。
Homework: Read the passage and find out the sentences you appreciate and then share with your deskmates.
Period 3 Learning about Language Unit 3 Travel journal
Answer key for Ex. 1 on page20: 1.persuade 2.determined 3.is fond of 4. cares about 5. prefer 6. organized 7.fare ,gave in 8. cycle
Answer key for Ex. 2 on page 20: • give in 2.liked…better • 3.determined 4.item • 5.journey 6.journal • 7.shortcoming • 8.made up his mind
Answer key for Ex. 3 on page 20 I really enjoyed my school field trip in geography. We saw so many beautiful things: a _______ that flowed like a river of ice through a __________ that cut the mountains into parts. We also discovered a river which fell off the mountain and became a wonderful_________. This was even more exciting to see than the _______ where the water seemed to boil. Later we followed the river to a quieter _________and finally into a _______and the sea. glacier valley waterfall rapids plain delta
Answer key for Ex. 1 in Discovering useful structure: A: Are you working this evening? B. No. We’re having an English party, don’t you know? A: Yes, I do. And we’re giving some performances at the party. What are you going to do ? B: I’m singing songs with my classmates.
Answer key for Ex. 2 on page 21: are travelling R: Miss Wang, I hear that you ________________ along the Mekong River. That’s really exciting . Have you got everything ready? W: Almost. R: When are you ____________? W: Next Monday. R: How far are you ______________each day? W: It’s hard to say. If the weather is fine, I think we’ll be able to ride 75 km a day. leaving cycling
R: Where are you ______ at night? W: Usually in our tent, but sometimes in the villages along the river bank. R: What happens if you have an accident? W: Don’t worry. I had some medical training at my college .Besides , we _____ out insurance to cover any problems. R: Well, it sounds fine. I hope you will have a pleasant journey. Thank you for your time. staying taking
The Present Continuous Tense for Future Actions 1. Bob is going to the airport by taxi next week 2. Betty is going off(leaving for) to Guangzhou by plane tomorrow. Grammar--I (5m) Students find the rules by observing the following sentences:
小结： 3) Jane is staying in Xi’an with her parents. 4) Bob is coming with Betty to see her off. 此四句是现在进行时代替将来时，表示一个最近按计划或安排打算要进行的动作，这类动词通常是瞬间动作，只限于少数动词，常见的有：go, come, leave, sleep, stay, play, do, have, take, get to, see off, etc.
The Present Continuous Tense for the present actions： 亲切 赞许 不满 厌烦 小结： 此四句是现在进行时代替一般现在时，表示一个经常性重复的动作或状态，这时句中常带always或forever,以表示说话人的某种表情，如赞叹，厌烦，埋怨，等或强调情况的暂时性使其生动。 1）How are you feeling today? 2）He is always thinking others. 3）You are always leaving things about. 4）He is always talking big.